November 16, 2005  

To:           Adapted Athletic Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Schools

From:       Rich Matter, MSHSL Adapted Athletics

Re:          Participating on Special Olympics Poly Hockey Teams and MSHSL Adapted Floor Hockey Teams during the high school season is a violation of MSHSL Bylaw 208

The League office, with the recommendation of the Metro Association for Adapted Athletics Board of Directors, will enforce MSHSL Bylaw 208 for Adapted Floor Hockey teams.  Bylaw 208 states in summary: “A student who is a member of a high school team may not participate as an individual competitor or as a member of a non-school team in the same sport during the high school season”. 

The League reviewed the Special Olympics Poly Hockey program and has determined that it would be a violation of Bylaw 208 for a student of the high school team to participate on a Special Olympics Poly Hockey team during the Floor Hockey season.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Rich Matter at 763-569-0497 or rmatter@mshsl.org .